"Better is one day in your courts, Lord, than a thousand days elsewhere. I would rather be a gatekeeper in the house of my God than to dwell in the tents of the wicked." (Psalm 84:10)
My husband, Seth, was released by the Rockies at the end of spring training in 2004. You can imagine the number of questions that poured into my mind - and the feelings it brought out. What now? Where do we go? Will another team call? Are we finished with baseball? Where do I fit in? How will this affect my husband?
What is amazing, though, is that knowing the One who has the answers to all of my questions, I knew I could trust Him with the answers! We were not just wondering...we were asking, “Where do we go, Lord?” “What do YOU want us to do?” And knowing that God holds us in the palm of His hand gave us contentment and security. Whatever He chooses is right and good.
At that point, we knew that Seth may or may not be picked up with another team—but I could say, “Whatever happens, I am excited to see what God has in store for us. I know as long as we go with Him we will never be led astray.” I believed this with all my heart, and I am even more confident of it today.
I have always said God is faithful and that He provides. That year, He gave us the chance to prove it! It was exciting to walk out in faith and demonstrate His truth.
My God WAS and IS faithful.
Prayer: Father, thank you for the promise that you will never leave us or forsake us. Help me to continue to trust you to lead us, and to be a living testimony to your faithfulness.
Suggested Reading: Philippians 4:6-13